Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice is one of those recipes where you realize that you really aren’t compromising on flavor when it comes to reducing the carbs in your life. I used to work in a Mexican restaurant when I was younger and loved to eat a bowl of Mexican Rice simply topped with salsa and sour cream. Today, I still enjoy that same meal, but without the rice. Rice has simply been subbed for much healthier cauliflower rice. The flavors are the same, the texture is similar and the end result is a much healthier low carb Mexican cauliflower rice. I also suggest you try making your own Sugar Free Fresh Tomato Salsa or home made Sugar Free Salsa Picante. Both recipes are simple to make and go really well with this dish.
Use red peppers in this recipe if you can but switch for green or yellow if you prefer. Feel free also to add some additional vegetables if you wish to. Occasionally I buy cauliflower rice from the supermarket to make this dish or else I rice a full head of cauliflower. That equates to about 4 to 4 1/2 cups of cauliflower rice. I have tried to keep the spice a little more subtle in this as well, as I like my Mexican rice to not be overpowering. In saying that, this is still a very flavorsome dish, so don’t go adding any extra chilli until you have tried the recipe.
This dish will freeze really well and it can also simply be converted into a main dish, rather than a side dish. Simply add some shredded chicken and serve with a salad for something more substantial. Try it topped with salsa, avocado and sour cream. You could also top this recipe with cheese and bake it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes on medium heat to create a Cheesy Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bake.
More Mexican Food
Don’t forget to check out some of my other Mexican recipes that will go with this dish. I have an amazing recipe for Sugar Free Slow Cooker Drunken Pulled Pork and also for a delicious Mexican Slow Cooker Beef Brisket. You could also try making some Low Carb Gluten Free Tortillas and then there’s my favorite dip recipe, Chilli Con Queso Dip. I also recommend that you try to make your own Mexican Spice Mix as well as it is so simple to make.
You could have yourself a Mexican feast with all of these fabulous recipes.
- 4 cups or 1 medium head of cauliflower rice
- 1/2 onion finely diced
- 1/2 red pepper finely diced- or peppers of choice
- 4 tablespoons pureed tinned tomato
- 1 tablespoon VOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 tablespoon ACV- apple cider vinegar/or regular vinegar
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon Mexican Spice Mix
- 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon chili powder - optional or to taste
- Heat the EVOO in a large frying pan on medium heat and add the onions, garlic and red pepper, sauteing till soft.
- Add the cauliflower to the pan, along with the rest of the ingredients and mix through to combine the flavors and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower is cooked to your taste.
- Garnish with chopped spring onions and /or chopped coriander and finely chopped red pepper. Serve as a side to accompany Mexican food
- Top with a dollop of sour cream and some Salsa Picante.
- A main dish suggestion- mix some shredded chicken into the rice. Spoon into a casserole dish, top with cheese and bake in a moderate oven for about 30-40 minutes. Serve with a simple salad.